Speed the plough to 139th Penistone Show

Old and new: Retired farmer Tim Gascoigne shows his old plough to new blood Lucy Orrell, Lauren Howe and Lucy Spenceley.
Old and new: Retired farmer Tim Gascoigne shows his old plough to new blood Lucy Orrell, Lauren Howe and Lucy Spenceley.
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IT’S not often in these modern times you find young and old ploughing the same furrow.

But when it comes to the Penistone Show just about everyone gets excited.

The 139th annual show is staged this year on Saturday – and retired farmer Tim Gascoigne is preparing to show off the 100-year-old horse drawn plough with which he worked most of his life.

And Lucy Orrell, Lauren Howe and Lucy Spenceley of the Penistone Young Farmers group all showed a keen interest in the traditional item.

That’s because the girls have been busy restoring old farm equipment for the show. Other attractions will include livestock, horses, tented displays, and the Chariots of Fire – a stunt carriage which features horses rescued from difficult lives who have learned to perform with absolute trust in their driver.

Family tickets are priced at £20 and gates open at 8am.